Thursday, 3 January 2013

There's a first time for everything...

As you will have probably noticed I was given the Hummingbird Bakery Cupcakes and Muffins Book for Christmas by "Santa" (who doesn't love their Christmas stocking?) and so I decided to do a little review of it. The review is just my thoughts (totally honest) on the book and how good/useful I thought it was. This is something I've never done before, but there's a first time for everything and this seems as good a time as ever! So, here goes...

The Hummingbird Bakery- Cupcakes and Muffins (9/10)
I'd give this book 9 stars out of ten because it is overall a wonderful recipe book, with beautiful pictures and illustrations as well as easy to follow instructions.One of the great things about the book is the notes and advice it gives as well as the background story of the bakery. One of the other features of the book that makes it so good is the way that the ingredients are listed, it gives the measurements in grams and cups making it even more easy and suited to everyone! The methods used in the book are quite unconventional but I like that! It's great to discover new ways to make tasty things. All the recipe's that I have tried have worked wonderfully, tasted and looked beautiful! The book doesn't just contain recipes for cupcakes but also muffins (clues in the title), the muffins are wonderful, with a good range of flavour combinations; some sweet, some savoury. I would say that the only downfall that the book has is that a lot of the recipes require either a free-standing mixer or an electric whisk, this isn't an issue for me, but for anyone who doesn't own either of these you would be kinda stumped, and even if you could work out some way to get the same effect, the end result mightn't be the same. That aside I would totally recommend this beautiful book to anyone. xxx

Much love Alex-Rose xxx
Ps. Look here for the cupcakes that I made from the book!


  1. It's pretty too so I'll look good on your shelf :)
    Great review, it's nice to know things like how the measurements are listed. This is one of the reasons I always have to buy cookbooks in person!

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    1. Thanks, I love cookbooks and think you can never have too many... :)

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    1. Lots of yummy things! Your blog is beautiful, love your header xx

  3. This is one I have had my eye on for a while! The problem is I want/have way too many cookbooks as it is I will just run out of room

    xx Carina

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    1. Thanks! You too, will check out your blogs xxx